Convicted murderer Hodgkin gets parole

Feb 27, 2009 Full story: Winchester Sun 114

A former Winchester resident was recently paroled after serving 22 years of a parole-eligible life sentence for the 1986 capital murder of a pregnant University of Mississippi graduate student.

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Since: Nov 08

Winchester

#2 Mar 8, 2009
This story makes me sick! I read the article in the Winchester Sun and as mad as I am about this guy getting paroled,I couldn't imagine how her family feels or what they are going through.
It's pretty sad that you can horrifically kill someone and spend less time in jail than if you rob a bank or embezzle money...where are all of our morals going?
I hope enough people petition this to where he will NOT get paroled or I'm sure he will be right back in jail after committing another heinous crime! Whether he spent 2 yrs or 52 yrs,that doesn't bring this girl back! He took a life,they should take his! An eye for an eye..
wondering

Lexington, KY

#3 Mar 8, 2009
how did he kill the girl? How old was she? how many years did he spend?
just a friend

AOL

#4 Mar 8, 2009
wondering wrote:
how did he kill the girl? How old was she? how many years did he spend?
He tortured her for days before killing her I heard. I think he has served 22 years.

I don't think he should ever get out!!!
just a friend

AOL

#5 Mar 8, 2009
They are releasing him back to clark county. Pretty scary.
wondering

Lexington, KY

#6 Mar 8, 2009
How old was the girl? No i think he should not get out. What was his name? And this happen in winchester?
just a friend

AOL

#7 Mar 8, 2009
I am not sure but if you do a search in our paper
( www.winchestersun.com ) you will see the article. Just search for convicted murderer gets parole. He killed her in Mississippi I think, but he is from here in Winchester. His parents still live here and that is who he will be staying with once released. Or that is what I heard anyway.
intheville

Evansville, IN

#8 Mar 9, 2009
this was a crime of passion. there was no 4 day torture.
just a friend

Winchester, KY

#9 Mar 9, 2009
This article came from the clarionledger.com
Please help deny parole to Douglas G. Hodgkin, the convicted murderer and rapist of my sister, Jean Elizabeth Gillies, in case No. 45524, at his parole hearing in Jackson today.
Jeannie was a student at the University of Mississippi when Hodgkin killed her in Oxford on May 2, 1986, in one of the state's most vicious sexual assaults and murders.
On May 19, 1987, in Lafayette County Circuit Court, Hodgkin was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Hodgkin has not appealed nor expressed remorse or responsibility.
This is Hodgkin's eighth hearing in less than 12 years. My family and I will appear again before the board to relive Jeannie's awful death and to vigorously oppose Hodkin's parole.
We need help. Hodgkin's parole would grossly devalue Jeannie's life and the lives of women.
The people of Mississippi can help prevent the release of this still dangerous criminal by writing to the State Parole Board, 201 West Capitol St., Ste. 800, Jackson MS 39201, or telephoning (xxx)-xxx-xxxx, or by visiting the Web site at www.mpb.state.ms.us/Default.htm . The chairperson is Ms. Shannon Warnock.
We also ask the people of Mississippi to contact the Commissioner of Corrections Christopher B. Epps and Gov. Haley R. Barbour.
We thank all who do so.
Paul Herbert
just a friend

Winchester, KY

#10 Mar 9, 2009
"Over a period of hours, Hodgkin bound, gagged, stripped, raped, and sodomized her. He beat her on the head and face with a blunt object. He strangled her by hand in what the Mississippi State Medical Examiner called ?a quite severe sexual assault.? No evidence of drugs or alcohol arose in the case. On May 19, 1987, Hodgkin was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. He has never appealed, although he has the means."

Since: Nov 08

Winchester

#11 Mar 10, 2009
Murder is murder,if you take someone else's life,your's should be taken from you! It is crazy that he has only spent 22 yrs in prison,does SHE now get to come home to her family since his time was served....NO! He shouldn't either...Like stated before,no drugs or alcohol were found,he was just SICK! I pray for every woman in Clark County now,and to think...why do we have so much violence in the world!
wow

Winchester, KY

#12 Mar 10, 2009
He shouldnt be aloud here he probably will have to go to a half way house first right? I dont think after that much time of being locked up they just throw you out. I hope and pray that he doesnt come to Clark Co that would be reason enough for me to leave this county!!!
You know

Newport, KY

#13 Mar 10, 2009
Well it goes to show if you parents have money and influence then you can just about get away with anything. The Hodgkins were partial owners of the Winchester Sun at one point in time. It is a shame they are letting this guy out. He will be walking the streets of Winchester. That is great all we need is a convicted murderer walking the streets.Where have the minds of our elected officials gone, this is ridiculous.
timmmee

Harrodsburg, KY

#14 Mar 10, 2009
I totally agree "you know"! I think Winchester is just going down hill. To let someone like him be released is just ridiculous! I'm sure ppl will say that ppl can change or he spent his time,he's rehabilitated...that's bull! I don't care how many yrs you've spent,it's still murder!
I guess Winchester is going to be known for Ale-8,murderers and all kinds of pills!
Way to go Winchester!
You Know

Newport, KY

#15 Mar 10, 2009
timmmee wrote:
I totally agree "you know"! I think Winchester is just going down hill. To let someone like him be released is just ridiculous! I'm sure ppl will say that ppl can change or he spent his time,he's rehabilitated...that's bull! I don't care how many yrs you've spent,it's still murder!
I guess Winchester is going to be known for Ale-8,murderers and all kinds of pills!
Way to go Winchester!
Dont forget about the churches and teen pregnancy.
Concerned

Winchester, KY

#16 Mar 10, 2009
The state of Kentucky can't do anything about his return here. Since he is a legal resident of Kentucky, they have to accept him and monitor his parole. His return here has nothing to do with the fact his parents may or may not have money. If he does get paroled, he is not allowed to stay in Mississippi. He has to go to the state where he is a resident and they have to deal with him. Hopefully he won't get parole and and will spend the rest of his life in a cell down there.
scrimshaw

Rome, GA

#17 Mar 10, 2009
Concerned wrote:
The state of Kentucky can't do anything about his return here. Since he is a legal resident of Kentucky, they have to accept him and monitor his parole. His return here has nothing to do with the fact his parents may or may not have money. If he does get paroled, he is not allowed to stay in Mississippi. He has to go to the state where he is a resident and they have to deal with him. Hopefully he won't get parole and and will spend the rest of his life in a cell down there.
Friday Feb 27
Convicted murderer Hodgkin GETS parole

A former Winchester resident WAS RECENTLY PAROLED after serving 22 years of a parole-eligible life

Do yall read?
Hello

United States

#18 Mar 10, 2009
Do you all not know that there is a convicted murderer already walking the streets of Winchester? Kenny Eads shot and killed Lisa Haddix point blank in Powell County and only got 5 years in jail and is now out and has been in trouble again. There are more out there than you know.
intheville

Louisville, KY

#19 Mar 10, 2009
would seem to me that "winchester" would have nothing to do with his release.

is it not possible for a person to change after 22 years on incarceration? if not, then why have a prison system.

because a family has worked hard and made wise investments should they then be persecuted?

would be still blame his parents if they were poor?

I know, lets send all murderers, their families, and their loved ones to the chair.
You Know

Newport, KY

#20 Mar 10, 2009
intheville wrote:
would seem to me that "winchester" would have nothing to do with his release.
is it not possible for a person to change after 22 years on incarceration? if not, then why have a prison system.
because a family has worked hard and made wise investments should they then be persecuted?
would be still blame his parents if they were poor?
I know, lets send all murderers, their families, and their loved ones to the chair.
Ok so what about the people sitting in jail who do not have a nickel to their name do they get the same treatment. I think not. A murderer is a murderer right, this man raped and took a womans life. Someone's daughter and sister, so you think they should walk free. I say off with his head, tooth for tooth eye for eye
winchester resident

AOL

#21 Mar 10, 2009
It is not safe anywhere anymore but we do not need this. Chances are with his parents living in downtown area he will be walking the streets and imagine how they feel. Probably love him but wondering what kind of trouble it will bring to them.Of course I am sure working for Steve Beshears office the politcal pull probably had as much to do with getting him out more than having money. It's usually who you know not what you know.Every woman out better watch there back and for God's sake train these young daughter's, sister's, neice's because they trust everyone and times have changed.According to the Mississippi write ups he will kill again. He has hurt enough people in one faimly we have to stick together as a community to keep our loved one's safe so it does not happen again.

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